GS:Publisher says big-budget shooters "came in below our forecast" despite topping charts during release month.
Another publisher setting their expectation too high. Hire better analyst or something.
These companies(EA,Capcom,SE) are shoving tons of money into these games. Which leads to the game needing to sell a large amount in order to make a profit to cover the budget cost. When the games doesn't meet expect sale figures they're failure to the big suits upstairs. Is it that hard to shoving so much money into these games. Dark Souls sold over 2m and is a success and I'm will to bet their budget probably wasn't anywhere near Crysis 3 or DS3.
and DS is 100x better than those games
it's us customers who have to say that, not EA. if those games suck then no one will buy them, and they suck!
surprised? after all the hype from Crytek...
if only they could stop yapping about their visuals/engine they could focus and stop to forget about the FUN in their games.
Too hig sales analysis didnt do any harm to those titles . What killed them is trying to pander to a formula over keeping their original strength and actually growing stronger from those . No analysis needed to see that crysis 2 was already selling lower on 3 platform than crysis 1 on a single one .
I don't really care about crysis games However dead space is one of my favorite games this gen But as the sequels came in they were making it more and more action oriented
Shame...crysis 3 was better than crysis 2 and crytek redeemed themselves for pc gamers if you ask me...
It was better, but I don't know. It just felt off to me
"and crytek redeemed themselves for pc gamers if you ask me..." Lol no they didnt Crysis 3 is a linear piece of crap. Crytek may not even bother might as well rename the game COD with Nanosuit.
Agree ... C3 is better than C2 (I love both anyway) ...
saying it's better isnt saying much mind you . And no they didnt redeem themselves for pc gamers . PC gamers had that stunning indeed experience , with FULL open world in crysis 1... not an attempt to mix and hybridize C1 and C2 . What was the point ? C2 was a dissapointment in sales and customer feedback , why the hell would to try to pawn off its closed nature as anything positive to incorporate is a less closed game ? no one asked for that . For storytelling purposes ? Would have been good if they actually had a tale worth telling and were good at it , they are not . It was just a game lesser than c1while better than c2 . Not nearly good enough with not justification whatsoever behind such an idea . It feels like an episode of Ramsay's kitchen nightmare , where customers and Ramsay tell a restaurant owner that what he is doing is crap and doesnt work , yet the owner insist his food is great and awesome while covering his ears . How many crysis sequels flopping before going back to what was really made crysis interesting to some , and improbving upon it ?
I saw this coming
It's crazy how high the expectations for games are nowadays.
I'm not even surprised many of us on N4G already knew Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 would flop
Lol do people even know what they are disagreeing with ? it's true that many here called the flop from miles away and they are being told it's true . End of story
DS3 met my expectations. Sorry they're not pleased with its performance, but me and my buddy had a blast doing co-op.
RIGHT ON MAN!
i liked DS3 because it showed more of the universe and also you get to witnessed the hell that is corporations running the worlds and how f up it is. sure its not horror but i still loved it.
Yep the horror of corporations , like turning an horror action game into a gears of war buddy experience . Kidding .. DS3 was still decent , but i didt feel like supporting such changes and ill omened directions anymore
EA's own fault I didn't buy DS3, if it's not yearly releases turning me off from the series like AC it's a complete butchering of the whole game play / atmosphere like DS3 / RE5&6. Just like the old saying says.....If it ain't broke don't try to fix it.
While not bad games, they still are nothing special. Especially DS3. A huge step backwards for the franchise. I liked Crysis 3, though.
I bet meetings are going on right now that are blaming piracy for their poor sales performance and discussing new ways of using drm and microtransactions to up profits instead fixing their business model.
crysis 3 is an over hyped tech-demo and dead space 3 is not scary anymore. that is all.
So the glorified tech demo sold poorly, what a shocker. And EA alienated a large chunk of Dead Space's fanbase. The game shouldn't have gone past the original, they never turned a profit. As much as I'm glad to have gotten more games, they slowly took creative control away from the team to try and make it into something that would sell.
I didn't think Crysis 3 was all that bad. The thing is, it just didn't do anything different from a lot of sci-fi FPS games out there, nor did it have compelling multiplayer. When it comes to FPS games these days, If it's not original, or the franchise is becoming stagnant, "hardcore" gamers tend to walk away, and if it's not the newest Call of Shooty the other 80% of gamers ignore it... thus those games don't sell well overall
These games were mediocre thats why they didn't sell well
Trying to cater to a wider audience which isn't interested and alienating a core fanbase that is distancing itself further on a daily basis is what is wrong with EA. What's worse is they don't seem to get it either. They need to leave the developers to make all the creative decisions and stop lapping up shareholders backsides.
Tech demo that runs at 24fps on consoles and needs a high end card to do stable 30fps on PC;Crysis 3 was a crap game in every aspect.DS3 trying to be a Gow clone and scrap everything that made the first two to games so good;another fail crap...........EA dont learn,im glad they fail!
Crysis 3 was way too similar to Crysis 2 to be considered a sequel imo. They could have easily gotten away with an expansion pack or something similar to what they did for Far Cry 3..
You people act like crysis 3 and ds3 suck. Have you ever played a game that sucks? I have not bought either one but i guarantee even if they are linear and not very unique that they do not suck. At the end of the day they are at least average.
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